Diana Crisan Dec 6, 2016

You bought ornaments for your tree. A wreath for your front door. Holiday decorations for your home. Even a sparkly dress and hair accessories for your holiday festivities. But, what about your nails? If you’re searching for a DIY nail tutorial to pair with the rest of the glitz and glam of the season, look no further!

Continue reading for a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to create this striped and swirled nail art design at home with the essie winter 2016 collection.

Holiday Nail Art

Step 1: Hydrate Nails

Hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.

Step 2: Use a Base Coat

Clean then prep nails with your favorite essie base coat.

Step 3: Apply Red Nail Polish

Apply two coats of party on a platform.

Step 4: Paint on Peacock Blue Nail Polish

Using a detail brush dipped in satin sister, paint on arches from tip to cuticle. Stripes should be wider and more curved at the tip, getting thinner as they come to a point near the base of the nail.

Step 5: Paint on Metallic Gold Nail Polish

Repeat with getting groovy.

Step 6: Finish with a Topcoat

Top with a coat of essie gel setter.


Are you planning to try this mani at home for the holidays? For more DIY nail inspo, check out the essie nail art page!



About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.

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